California Democrats loyal to Governor Newsom (D-Calif.) have considered throwing their support elsewhere as recall efforts gain traction. On Saturday, reports said some state lawmakers are having conversations about backing other prominent Democrats should the recall election make it to the ballot.
“One of the things that Gavin Newsom really has to watch for and worry about is if another prominent Democrat gets into the race to replace him,” political analyst Kevin Riggs stated.
Political insiders said voters could see an election in October or November with the possibility of many names on the ballot. According to the California Secretary of State, the petition to recall Newsom has more than 1.4 million verified signatures as of March 11, but reports said over 300,000 signatures still need to be verified and more have flooded in.